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Versify

Volume
20
/ Issue
38

Cover Design Credit:

Susan McBride
An ode to the poems and poets of the region

arts

  • Thou hast seen nothing yet

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Tapping time-management skills and Don Quixote, Los Gatos Negros releases a record With all that local musician Jeff Santiago has going on in his life, it’s a minor miracle that…
  • Smart Bets: Dean Ween Group

    -by Alli Marshall
    Experimental rock band Ween formed in the mid-’80s and, after a remarkably long tenure, broke up weirdly and publicly in 2012. But all was not lost. The band’s founding members,…
  • Smart Bets: Adrian Rice

    -by Alli Marshall
    If great art comes from suffering, there were plenty of hard knocks to be had in embattled Belfast, Northern Ireland. That’s where poet Adrian Rice grew up and published collections…
  • Sound off

    -by Rich Rennicks
      Spoken word events around Asheville The Asheville spoken word scene, vibrant since its ’90s-era heyday, has continued to grow steadily over the years. Between several ongoing reading series, there’s…
  • Versify

    -by Alli Marshall
    An ode to the poems and poets of the region Western North Carolina’s connection to poetry may have crystallized during the 1990s, at the height of slam and spoken word…
  • Smart Bets: Hard Rocket and Posh Hammer

    -by Alli Marshall
    Two rock ’n’ roll bands on one stage — always a good thing. But what’s interesting about this shared bill, says Hard Rocket bassist Didier Rubio, is “the ages of…
  • Smart Bets: UNCA Arts Fest

    -by Lea McLellan
    UNC Asheville is presenting its first Arts Fest, and if the name sounds broad, that’s because it is. Highlights of the eclectic lineup include musical acts Steep Canyon Rangers and…
  • Screen shot

    -by Justin Souther
    Music Video Asheville goes big Music Video Asheville is having a banner year. The local event, which marks its seventh year on Wednesday, April 16, received a record number of…

food

  • BEER SCOUT: Is it summer yet?

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    Perhaps it was a coincidence that the Sierra Nevada media preview last week felt like the first real day of spring. But after winding up an entryway that will make…
  • Cultural revolution: The revival of fermented food traditions

    -by Gina Smith
    The kitchen of Janelle Lucido-Conate’s West Asheville home is literally bubbling with life. Its shelves and countertops, decorated with a large and motley assortment of jars and crocks, reflect Lucido-Conate’s…
  • Daisy duke-out: Spirit Savvy hosts Bar Wars

    -by Webmaster
    Spirit Savvy hosts Bar Wars: The daisy doesn’t sound like much of a threat. But its namesake cocktail is soon to become the centerpiece of a local mixed-drink war.
  • All Souls gets grounded

    -by Toni Sherwood
    Pig roast event supports Carolina Ground Flour Mill's wheat-seed expansion project Jennifer Lapidus, owner of Carolina Ground Flour Mill, was on a mission to find locally grown, soft white wheat…
  • Revival eating: An interview with fermentation guru Sandor Ellix Katz

    -by Gina Smith
    Many of the area’s fermentation pioneers were no doubt inspired or influenced by the work of author and do-it-yourself-food activist Sandor Ellix Katz. His books — which include The Revolution…

news

opinion

  • Moogfest

    -by Molton
  • Unhappy Campers

    -by Brent Brown
    This combo meal of two different local stories — such as this and this — is a better value than purchasing two separate cartoons.
  • Asheville Disclaimer 4/9/14

    -by Webmaster
    Advance look at highway patrol job fair quiz